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Workshops - Standards

The following are school curriculum themes and topics that align well with the Fleet's workshops:


Making Sense of it All

Physical Science: Properties of materials

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing, using five senses, describing, comparing and sorting, communicating



Life Science: plants, animals, similarities and differences, structures

Investigation and Experimentation: Observing, predicting, comparing and sort common objects, communicate observations.

Grade 1

Life Science: Environments, plants, animals, adaptations

Investigation and Experimentation: Performing investigations, observing, relative positions.

Grade 2

Life Science: Life cycles, variation, characteristics

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, comparing and sorting, recording data, following oral instruction.

Weather Watchers

Physical Science: States of matter, changing properties of substances

Earth Sciences: Measuring weather conditions, temperature, sun

Investigation and Experimentation: Drawing pictures, recording observations, repeating observations

Simple Machines

Physical Sciences: Motion, forces, machines

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, measurement, comparing and sorting, following instructions

Sensational Solar System

Physical Sciences: Light, energy

Earth Sciences: Moon, lunar cycle, planets, orbits, Sun

Investigation and Experimentation: Making predictions, repeating observations, using numerical data, collecting and analyzing data

Electric Avenue

Physical Science: Electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism

Investigation and Experimentation: Formulating predictions, conducting multiple trials, measuring, drawing conclusions

Body Works

Life Science: Body systems, digestion, circulation

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing questions, planning and conducting investigations, measuring, drawing conclusions, following instructions

Chemistry Concepts

Physical Science: Properties of matter, atoms and molecules, elements, chemical reactions

Investigation and Experimentation: Developing questions, planning and conducting investigations, identifying variables

Solar Science

Thermal Energy-Physical Science: Solar energy, transfer of heat, conduction, convection, radiation, resources

Investigation and Experimentation: Selecting tools and technology, communicating results, recognizing and interpreting evidence

Forces in Action

Physical Science: Motion, velocity, balanced/unbalanced forces, vectors

Investigation and Experimentation: Plan and conduct scientific investigation, evaluate data, variables, apply mathematical relationships


Program Standards


  NGSS Standards California
Science Standards
Adventurous Architects 2-PS1-3,  3-5-ETS1-1 2-IE-4G,  3-IE-5A,  4-IE-6D
Body Works 4-LS1-1,  MS-LS1-3 5-LS-2B,  5-LS-2C
Chemistry Concepts 5-PS1-3,  5-PS1-4 5-PS-1F
Electric Avenue 3-PS2-3 4-PS-1A,  4-PS-1C
Energy Explorers 4-PS3-2,  MS-PS4-2 3-PS-1A,  3-PS-1B,  3-PS-1C
Fantastic Forces 3-PS2-1,  3-PS2-2,  5-PS2-1 2-PS-1C,  3-PS-1C
Forces in Action MS-PS2-2 7-IE-7C,  8-PS-1A,  8-PS-2E
Forensic Detectives 5-PS1-3,  MS-PS2-2 4-IE-6F,  5-PS-1F,  6-IE-7E
Habitats 2-LS4-1,  3-LS4-3 K-LS-2A,  1-LS-2A
Insect Inspectors 3-LS4-2 K-LS-2C,  1-LS-2D,  3-LS-3A
Making Sense of It All 2-PS1-1 K-IE-4A
Sensational Solar System MS-ESS1-1,  MS-ESS1-2,  MS-ESS1-3 3-ES-4B,  3-ES-4D,  5-ES-5B
Simple Machines K-2-ETS1-2 2-PS-1C,  2-PS-1D
Sound Science 1-PS4-1 2-PS-1G,  3-PS-1D
States of Matter 2-PS1-1 K-PS-1B,  K-PS-1C
Superhero Genetics MS-LS3-1 6-IE-7C,  7-LS-2D
Weather Watchers K-ESS2-1 K-ES-3B,  1-ES-3A,  1-ES-3C